Cub Scouts Rise to the Next Level

By Neal Comstock
Falls Church Times Staff
June 10, 2013

On Friday, June 7, Falls Church Cub Scout Pack 657 held its annual Bridging Ceremony in which scouts advance to the next level of scouting. More than 50 scouts took part in the ceremony held at the Falls Church Presbyterian Church on Broad Street, which sponsors the Pack.

Prior to the Ceremony, Cub Master Dan Maller and Pack Committee Chair John Wilson led the scouts in an interactive discussion of twelve core values of scouting: citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, a positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect and responsibility.

At the Ceremony, boys who had completed the necessary requirements during the preceding year advanced to the next level of Cub Scouts. Specifically, Tiger scouts, ages 6-7, became Wolf scouts. Wolf scouts, ages 7-8, became Bear scouts. Bear scouts, ages 8-9, became Webelos I scouts. Lastly, Webelos scouts, ages 9-10, became Webelos II scouts. Many Webelos II scouts participated in the Pack’s Arrow of Light Ceremony in February and are now Boy Scouts.

New Webelos II Cub Scout Gaarison Holran led Pack 657 in closing the Pack’s annual Bridging Ceremony on Friday.

The Pack made a special effort to welcome the 6-year olds in Kindergarten who were present and who are thus eligible to join Cub Scouts and become Tiger scouts in September. If your son will be 6 years old or older in the Fall and you are interested in learning more about Cub Scouts, please contact Dan Maller at


Additionally, Pack leaders discussed upcoming summer camping trips to: Gettysburg, PA; Goshen Scout Reservation in Goshen, VA and Camp Snyder in Haymarket, VA.

The Pack was also presented with its renewed Charter from the Boy Scouts of America.

Each month during the summer, the Pack will hold a hike in a park or on a trail in the area.

June 10, 2013 


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